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School and community service projects

Student requests for school projects

Animal Humane Society frequently receives requests from students for information about our services and animal welfare issues for classroom projects. With advance notice, we typically can provide students up to 30 minutes with an AHS staff member for gathering information needed for a classroom project. This can be done via phone, email, or in person.

*We cannot accommodate requests for:

  • Job shadowing of any kind
  • Short-term volunteer projects (anything requiring less than a one year commitment)
  • Community service hours
  • Projects requiring extensive filming, including documentary projects
  • Requests from students outside our local service area of Minnesota
  • Last-minute needs 

If you are a student with a request that fits within the parameters of what we are able to accommodate, submit your request online.

Please allow a minimum of 48 hours for AHS staff to respond once the request has been submitted. A scheduled appointment is required and we will do our best to schedule students within 1-2 weeks of the request. 

Much of the information students need can be found on our website, and we encourage students to gather as much information as they can before submitting a request for assistance.

  • Read more about Animal Humane Society and our mission statement on the About AHS page.
  • Program details, financial information, and annual statistics can be found in our Annual Report.
  • Articles about our programs and philosophies can be found in our Animal Tracks magazine.
  • Monthly animal intake and outcome statistics can be found here.

Community service projects

Although we don't offer short-term volunteer projects in our shelters, you can help us serve animals in other ways. Some service project ideas include: